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Assistant Director for Scholarships

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Director for Scholarships

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Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

Located in North Carolina’s third largest city, UNC Greensboro is among the most diverse, learner-centered public research universities in the state, with nearly 18,000 students in eight colleges and schools pursuing more than 150 areas of undergraduate and over 200 areas of graduate study. UNCG continues to be recognized nationally for academic excellence, access, and affordability. UNCG is ranked No. 1 most affordable institution in North Carolina for net cost by the N.Y. Times and No. 1 in North Carolina for social mobility by The Wall Street Journal — helping first-generation and lower-income students find paths to prosperity. Designated an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, UNCG is a community-engaged research institution with a portfolio of more than $67M in research and creative activity. The University’s 1,100 faculty and 1,700 staff help create an annual economic impact for the Piedmont Triad region in excess of $1B.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The purpose of the UNCG Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is to provide students and their families with the resources necessary for financing the pursuit of higher education. Funding options administered by the FAO include need-based, non-need-based, grant, scholarship, loan, work-study, federal, state, institutional, and outside monies. ln addition, the primary purposes of the FAO are:

  • Develop policy and implement procedures that work with regulatory compliance for the $200,000,000 in financial aid assistance administered yearly by the University.
  • Assist in realizing the mission and ideals of the University.
  • Offer effective and timely communication of financial aid eligibility criteria and receipt guidelines to the entire University community.
  • Work to provide a quality environment and enriching experience to all members of the University community.
  • Work collaboratively with other university offices to achieve the success of university goals in recruitment, retention, and graduation rates with respect to our policies and procedures.

Position Summary:

The major purposes of this position will be the coordination and administration of all efforts associated with UNCG-endowed and departmental scholarships (including the Blue and Gold Merit Scholarship Program). This position will serve as a liaison to campus departments. This position will be a primary administrator for the new scholarship system that is currently in the implementation phase.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2-3 years of experience in a Financial Aid Office setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree and 3-5 years of experience in Financial Aid with knowledge of scholarship operations and related software programs

Recruitment Range:


Org #-Department:

Financial Aid - 10208

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Open Until Filled:




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Key Responsibility:

Administration of Departmental/Institutional Funds

Essential Tasks:

  • Coordinate the administration and awarding of external scholarship programs to include but not limited to SECU scholarships, Shift_Ed scholarships, and Crosby Scholars.
  • Assists with departments concerning the appropriate use of scholarship funding and the overall application/disbursement process.
  • Responsible for coordinating departmental scholarship processes to ensure scholarships are properly awarded on student financial aid packages.
  • Coordinates activities in the selection of scholarship recipients and maintains current and historical information on all scholarship resources.
  • Oversee the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship’s document management of scholarship Statements of Establishment (SOEs).
  • Lead the process to identify and select student recipients for scholarship funds awarded by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
  • Assists the Senior Assistant Director for Scholarships with administering the annual and monthly reconciliation of funding available through these scholarship programs. Provide accurate data on scholarship balances and encumbered funds.
  • Review report of undisbursed scholarships and cancels as needed.

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Key Responsibility:

Administrator Support for Scholarship Universe

Essential Tasks:

  • Assist the Senior Assistant Director with administering the scholarship system (Scholarship Universe), including annual cycle maintenance.
  • Coordinate with Enrollment Communications Department to market the system to students. Providing annual updates.
  • Work with Senior Assistant Director to create and provide ongoing scholarship system training for faculty and staff from academic and administrative units as well as for scholarship reviewers.
  • Maintain account balances in the scholarship system. Update system when new scholarships are established, or additional donations are received.
  • Reviews report of undisbursed scholarships and cancels as needed.
  • In cases of student withdrawal, manages necessary cancellation of scholarships in both Banner and Scholarship Universe.

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Key Responsibility:

Blue & Gold Scholarships

Essential Tasks:

  • Administer UNC Greensboro’s Blue & Gold merit scholarship program.
  • Work closely with Admissions staff members and Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship technical staff to assist in identifying and selecting candidates for new Blue & Gold scholarships.
  • Participate in annual meetings to determine awarding strategies.
  • Award scholarship funds in Banner and resolve over-award issues if necessary.
  • Ensure accurate renewal of scholarships based on initial award offer requirements including specific academic progress guidelines.

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Key Responsibility:

Liaison to Campus Partners

Essential Tasks:

  • Serve as Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship contact for institutional and external grant funded programs to include but not be limited to NSLP, STAMPS, UNCG Guarantee, Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship and Road 2 Hire.
  • University Advancement – assist with donor questions and provide guidance on scholarship gift agreements.
  • Foundation Finance – receive and disseminate scholarship income reports and transfer of funds from quasi scholarship accounts to scholarship spending accounts.
  • Academic and Administrative Departments – answer questions and provide support for administering endowed scholarships.
  • Provide outreach and training to campus partners as needed.

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Other Duties as Assigned

Essential Tasks:

  • Complete other duties at the request of the Director, Associate Directors, or Senior Assistant Director for Scholarships to support the mission of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
  • Participate on Committees as assigned to support the department as well as the Enrollment Management Division.

Physical Effort:

Reading - F, Writing - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F

Work Environment:

Inside - C


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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